UMD: A Globally Connected University

LARC489N/HONR348N/HONR338B: Sustainable Transformation and Adaptation: Culture and Earth

Virtual, Virtual
Program Type: 
Maryland Virtual
Credit Type: 
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
Graduate Students Eligible to Apply: 
EA Advisor: 
Maria Barra

GCThis course will investigate the sustainable natural and cultural systems of New Zealand through the virtual exploration of historic sites, monumental structures, art and artifact museums, aboriginal settlements, natural wonders, and environmental restorations. You will receive instruction in the practice of field sketching and observations and learn about the sustainable landscapes and best environmental practices of the South and North Islands of New Zealand. We will also investigate the cultural system that evolved from colonization and shapes New Zealand's society today. Watch this short video clip to learn more!

UMD and non-UMD freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible. Register in Testudo for the following three credit course:

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). The last day to cancel registration is January 3 for a 100% refund and January 4 for a 80% refund.

The Non-UMD undergraduate application is due by November 10th. Non-UMD graduate students or professionals will need to apply to the UMD Graduate School to participate in this course.

Dennis Nola has been teaching at UMD since 1987. He has not lost his enthusiasm for learning, sharing, and shaping the lives of young people. His background is as a Landscape Architect and educator. Dennis has designed environmental restoration and site planning projects all over the world and many locally including on our own campus. If you are interested in this course but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to Dennis Nola to discuss your interest. For general questions, please contact EA Short-term Programs.

Tuition: Undergraduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident $367
Out-of-State Resident $1,456
Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident  $731
Out-of-State Resident  $1,625
Winter Fee Winter Session $100

Costs listed above are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates for winter 2021.